Three Reasons to Book Your Summer Session in New Jersey.
Beautiful Fall foliage in New Jersey makes autumn a prime time to book annual family photos, but summer sessions are among my favorite months for outdoor family photos. Here are three great reasons to book your summer session in New Jersey.
1. Lush trees and beautiful flowers make great backdrops to family photos
It’s no secret that I love flowers of all kinds and in New Jersey, we are lucky to have so many gorgeous gardens. From cherry blossoms to lilacs in early spring, to roses and wildflowers in summer, there’s nothing not to love. And flowers and other greenery add nice depth and texture, as well as color to the scene.
2. You can’t beat relaxed summer evenings and pretty sunsets
Summer is typically a more relaxed time for families, with fewer activities and schedules to stick too. Since the sun sets later during summer, it’s easier to plan an evening weekday session, which keeps your weekends free for barbecues, beach days and other activities. Summer sessions are scheduled about 1.5 -2 hours before sunset, depending on the location we choose. That allows for the gorgeous golden light that you see in many of my Portfolio images. Kids are often excited to get to stay up a little later in summer, and I can share my tips for keeping them happy a little past bedtime. Plus, planing a fun family treat afterwards, like ice cream, gives everyone something else fun to look forward to after your session.
3. Summer is a great time to celebrate children in this stage before moving to the next one
Whether your children are starting school in the fall or, moving to a ‘big kid school’ or even leaving home, you’ll never regret capturing them at THIS stage of life. One of the best reasons to book a family or child photoshoot regardless of time of year is to create memories of various stages of childhood so that you and your family can relive them together in years to come. Children grow up so fast, and the summer is such a great time to create memories of whatever stage of life your children are in now. Imagine a few years from now, everyone piling on the sofa to look back through a family album filled with your memories from a fun and relaxed family session.
Bonus – You’ll have photos for holiday cards done before the busy fall season starts
If you’re like many families, you often find that fall sneaks up on you and before you know it, you’re scrambling for updated family pictures for your holiday cards, but your weekends are already booked to the brim with sports and birthday parties. If that sounds familiar, summer is the perfect time to schedule your photo session. You’ll be so happy you did!
Ready to plan your summer session? Let’s chat! Get in touch HERE! And, if you already have a session booked, be sure to check out my Tips for A Successful Photo Session to get the most out of your session.